The start of a new year is one of my favorite times. I often reflect on all that happened and look forward to the new year being the best year ever.
You might be looking at the last 12 months, and maybe you’re happy about your personal and business goals results. Or perhaps you’re ready for this year to be over so you can start the new year with a bang.
If you’re looking to make 2022 your best year ever where you’re laser-focused on your goals and making things happen, make sure to keep reading. I will be sharing actionable steps you can take to level up your personal and business goals for 2022.
Make 2022 The Best Year Ever
Let’s go ahead and dive right in!
#1 Set Goals
Setting goals for the new year is like taking a road trip with an unclear destination – you’re likely to end up somewhere great or very bad, but not necessarily where your heart desired!
Start by visualizing yourself in December 2022. Close your eyes and picture where you want to be, then open them again, writing down everything that came into mind when imagining this place far off into the future!
Use the SMART Goals Formula to have an actual chance of achieving them.
It needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound.
The smart goals formula can be used for any area you want to improve in your life. The main categories are health, mindset, career relationships, wealth, spirituality, and legacy.
For example, let’s say one of your goals is to pay off your credit card debt of $15,000 in the next year.
Be specific – Define exactly what you want to accomplish and how you will do it. Are you planning to pay off the credits cards with the highest interest rate first so the money you save from them can apply towards your other credit cards? What will be your budget every month for paying off your card debt?
Measurable – You need to track your progress. Write down your biggest winds, did you mee the budget? Did you achieve your monthly goals? I recommend
Attainable – You can’t just set any goal without thinking about how you’re going to achieve it. Is this something that’s realistic for your current financial situation, or do you need to lower down the amount of debt?
Realistic: I define goal setting as a long and arduous process that takes patience to achieve. Goals should be achievable with the resources available, but don’t forget about dreaming big! For you to reach those lofty heights of success, take small steps first by paying down debt or saving money in other ways before using credit cards again. This will give you better results in the long run.
Time-bound – Set a deadline. The timeline should be based on what you can do, not just your desires.
#2 Make A To-Do List That Works
Whether you work for yourself or someone else, consider yourself the CEO of your day. Don’t rush creating your to-do list – spend some time on the planning phase.
Do not make the mistake of creating a jumbled list with everything on there that has ever come into mind.
Your to-do list should be like an action plan, with highly focused and targeted tasks on achieving the things that really matter.
The best way to have a great year is by turning your list of things you want to do into an organized plan. The first step in doing this is to break your goals down into monthly action plans, then break your monthly action plans into weekly and daily to-do lists.
With this system in place, your mind is free from distractions and focuses on what matters, moving you to make 2022 the best year ever!
#3 Invest In Yourself
Investing in yourself provides the greatest return on investment possible.
There are several ways you can invest in yourself:
Read books and blogs, find a business coach in your niche, create multiple income streams, never stop learning, strengthen your current skills, learn a new skill, exercise regularly, take breaks, and celebrate milestones.
Investing in yourself is a more fulfilling life. It can improve your career prospects and help you earn more money, build confidence for the future pursuit of dreams by opening doors that were not otherwise available to us in our current situation, and so much more.
#4 Nurture Relationships
It’s time to invest in your relationships! Take some personal inventory and figure out what kind of connections are most important for this year. Whether you’re looking for love, focusing on family and friends, or business connections, make sure to identify which relationships are lacking – because connecting through any form can do wonders when combating stress from outside forces such as work pressure or school workloads and finding like-minded individuals who get you.
A little self-connection never hurts anyone..and it can do wonders for your personal and business life.
#5 Create Business Systems That Help You Work Smarter
The first step is taking a close look at your current business processes.
The secret to a successful business is not what you do but how often. The more systems and processes in place, the less work there will be for yourself since it becomes automatic!
So how do you create systems for your business?
Let me give you the breakdown:
Step#1 Identify your business activities
Systems come in all shapes and forms, so take this opportunity to write down everything you do to run your business. It could be activities you do regularly, for example, sending email newsletters, blog posting, creating new products, going on discovery calls, etc.
To help you add more structure to your systems, categorize the different activities in terms of a business’s functions: Operations (including administrative work), Marketing, and Sales.
Step #2 Break down each activity
Breaking down your business processes into detailed tasks will help you create an actionable plan for success. You’ll be able to identify what resources are needed at each step of the process and who needs them and when they should act to achieve projected deadlines efficiently with minimal waste!
Here is an example if your activity is publishing a YouTube video:
Process (what step by step sequence of action I need to take)
- Research video idea
- Create script
- Record video
- Upload video
- Create title
- Create a thumbnail
- Schedule video to publish
Tools – What tools, apps, or software will I need
- research tool ( YouTube, Google, VidIQ)
- writing apps (Google Docs)
- video platform (YouTube)
- Design application (Canva)
People the person in charge of each step of the process
You or your assistance
Strategies – the tactics pr techniques you use
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You can see that all four components – process, tools, and people, along with strategies for success- are necessary to make your business systems.
So there you have it five ways to make 2022 the best year ever! Let me know in the comments which tip was your favorite? Thanks again for watching!
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